Since 2007 I have been teaching from mid November for one month at the IDEP Design School in Barcelona, working with students on the istd student assessmant projects.
At the end of the istd project I do a one week intensive type drawing workshop with master Catalan calligrapher Oriol Miro. Students are put in groups of 4. Each group is asked to design and execute six 100x30cm half size panels, 100x30cm panels for the local indoor market. Each group must come up with a ‘corporate style’ that can be adapted for each individual market stool: Peixateria (Fish), Fruites & Vertdures (Fruit & Vegetables), Licors & Begudes (Liquor & Beverages), Ultramatines (Grocery), Aviram & Ous (Poultry & Eggs), Carnisseria (meat). All the students moan when we tell them to leave their computers at home, but at the end of the week they all say how much they loved the project and how they found hand skills they did not know they had.
One group after drawing a nearly complete alphabet by hand digitised it and made a font. Example below.